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Event: Hacks and Hackers Hack Day – Birmingham

We’re happy to announce we’re running a Hacks and Hackers Hack Day in Birmingham, sponsored by Birmingham Science Park Aston, Digital Birmingham, the National Union of Journalists and NHS Local.  It will take place on Friday July 23, 2010 from 9.30am to 8pm at Birmingham Science Park Aston Faraday Wharf, Holt Street. The *free* hack […]

Event: ScraperWiki/LJMU Open Labs Liverpool Hack Day – Hacks Meet Hackers!

We’re happy to announce our next Hacks Meet Hackers event, to take place in Liverpool on Friday July 16, 2010 from 9.30am to 8pm at the Arts and Design Academy. The *free* hack day, sponsored by LJMU Open Labs and Liverpool Daily Post & Liverpool Echo, is for both developers and journalists. For additional sponsorship […]

Government data release: what’s still out there

James Ball Last week saw big steps forward in public data: on Monday, Prime Minister David Cameron wrote to all government departments, setting out a timetable for the release of a swathe of official datasets. On Wednesday, the first two (senior civil service pay and MRSA infection rates) appeared – but the real meat came […]

ScraperWiki wins an award

(Posted by Aine) We have been a little silent about the fact that ScraperWiki was presented with the Guardian Media – Innovation in Technology Award at the industry’s most prestigious awards bash called MEGAS a few weeks ago.  We were not expecting the award as the judges had seen ScraperWiki in its alpha state which […]

The united lobbyists of pdf

After a nice bit of newsmaking, political lobbying is in the news.  To keep potential scandals at bay that can threaten this lucrative and important business, the lobbyists have established the self-regulatory body Association of Professional Political Consultants.  But you can’t have a regulatory body without a register.  So they publish a quarterly APPC register in PDF […]

Better net awards need applications

An outfit called UnLtd has these Better Net Awards of between £5,000 and £15,000 for “original and innovative projects” that increases education about the Internet and IT, or provides an internet based solution to social, educational, health and environmental issues, and so on.  Your project is not supposed to be part of your paid employment, […]

Hacks and Hackers Hack Day Report

(Posted by Richard) Last Friday we organised The Hacks and Hackers Hack Day to see what happens when you put journalists and developers in the same room and ask them to come up with a data-driven story in one day. We also wanted to see how ScraperWiki would fare being used in anger in one […]

Hacks and Hackers Hackday

We think great things can happen when people who understand what makes a great story and top developers with an eye for data get together. So, in the New Year we’re hosting a hackday for journalists and developers. The idea is to team people up from different disciplines for the day to rummage through public […]

What Londoners worry about: Metropolitan Police priorities by area

We’ve been putting the alpha release of ScraperWiki though its paces by grabbing a few datasets and poking about with them. One of the things we have been taking a look at is police priorities across London, as set by local people. Under the Safer Neighbourhoods scheme, each council ward has a dedicated team of police […]

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